Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Scotch Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Bottled; Special
Brew-Date: 16th November 2011
Location: BrewDog HQ, North East Scotland
The Team: Martin, James & Stewart (BrewDog) and Yusseff Cherney (Ballast Point)
The Beer: A San Diego Scotch Ale. OG 1090
The Hops: Challenger, First Gold, Amarillo
The Twist: This beer has been aged in whisky casks with raisins soaked in Ballast Point Rum (they were amazing!)

AshtonMcCobb's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, - SEP 16, 2012
33cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours like a coffee - dark chestnut with a crema head most of which hangs around. The nose has rum & raisin going into Christmas pudding but also going down the Amaretto biscuit line. The taste has more of the raisins and rum and there is a persistent hazelnut note which is surrounded by milk chocolate. The palate is full bodied with a big tangy and creamy (and dare I say it alcohol) in the texture. The finish isnt bad, though the alcohol is a little too much. Good though.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sbarco (2) - - NOV 25, 2015 does not count
Tostado, alcohol, pasas, maderas, buena carbonatacion para sus dice grados, espuma duradera, compleja, muy recomendable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (1600) - SPAIN - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ XXXII, Sevilla, Espaa. A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro. T/S: Roasted malt, raisins, sweet, alcohol / Malta tostada, uvas pasas, dulce, alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
martjoobolut (1918) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. Sweet and bitter beer with whisky character and a lot of raisins. Great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (3022) - SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2015
@ Basunen 15-6-27: lite torr doft. Smaken är stor av torkat russin och plommon. Mycket fin balans. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (6285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget, bought in December 2012. Dark brown with a small head. Aroma and taste of dried fruit, malt, port wine, caramel and some rum. The mouthfeel was thick and the carbonation was soft. Warming alcohol in the finish. Still a tasty one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (840) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Pours a brown with a slight brown head. Aroma is vanilla, raisins and alco warmth. Taste is caramel, slight toffee, slight berries and a hint of tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (2511) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015

Lukt: Mye krydder, rosiner og honning.
Utseende: Brun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: tynt skumm, ring langs kant.
Smak: Krydder, rom, rosiner og honning.
Hvor: Kjpt@VP Kvadrat, Nydt@Lokal tasting med Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@11,9%, Nr@24.04.2015

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dineshblack (5) - Singapore, SINGAPORE - MAR 28, 2015 does not count
330ml Bottle. Aroma of raisins and rum and plum. Palate is full bodied with raisins upfront with a rum backbone sweetness. Taste of other dark fruits such as plum. Boozy warmth fills you up few seconds later. Wonderful decadent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3563) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle from Asahiya. It pours a cloudy deep milky reddish brown with a minimal beige head. The nose is sweet barrel, raisins & malty caramel. Super smooth full body. The taste is oaky maple rum barrel sweetness, raisins and sweet syrupy fruits fantastic taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (1432) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle, batch 218, enjoyed 2,5 years after bottling. Pours black, with a two finger thick, but fairly quickly receding, mocha head. Aroma is beautifully roasted malts, with dark fruits, bread and toffee, as well as oak barrels with notes of smoke and vanilla. Medium to full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is deep, dark roasted malts, which at first hits with intense whisky notes, rum raisins, wood and leather, as well as notes kandi, dark fruits, cocoa, coffee, molasses and pleasant boozy notes. Lingering sweet malty finish. I often find scotch beers a bit one dimensional with sweet roasted malts, but this adds interesting and tasteful layers on top of that.

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